PETA issues statement condemning cockfighting in Far Cry 6

PETA says that the cockfighting mini game in Far Cry 6 "glorifies cruelty" in a new statement.


Far Cry 6 is out now, bringing about the latest entry in Ubisoft’s open-world action franchise. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Far Cry launch without at least a bit of controversy surrounding its subject matter. However, some of that controversy has come from a rather unexpected angle. PETA has released a new statement, in which they condemn the cockfighting mini game in Far Cry 6, calling it a “horrific blood sport.”

PETA Latino released its statement on October 7, the same day that Far Cry 6 was released worldwide. The full quote from Senior Manager Alicia Aguayo can be seen below.

Far Cry 6 - which is set in the fictional land of Yara - features a mini game in which players partake in matches of cockfighting, where two roosters go head-to-head in a feathery clash. It’s popular in some parts of the world, and is illegal in several territories.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, is an organization that’s become infamous for their over-the-top marketing campaigns and aggression in fighting for equal rights for animals. It’s efforts have reached just about every aspect of the entertainment world, from film, to television, to games.

Ubisoft has yet to officially respond to the backlash it's received for the cockfighting mini games in Far Cry 6. If it does, we’ll be sure to update this story with new information.

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    October 7, 2021 11:50 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, PETA issues statement condemning cockfighting in Far Cry 6

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      October 7, 2021 12:07 PM

      PETA can fuck right off.

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        October 7, 2021 1:19 PM

        As a vegetarian/vegan for the past 28 years I concur. Fucking eyerolling bullshit all the time it's embarrassing.

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          October 7, 2021 1:23 PM

          Their shittiness goes way beyond eyerolling bullshit. They euthanize something like 80+% of the animals they "rescue", and have been known to steal people's pets.

          PETA is an abominable organization.

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        October 7, 2021 1:22 PM

        We could stop giving them attention

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        October 7, 2021 3:57 PM

        i kind of suspect the whole organization is a false flag op to make lefties look stupid, but in my heart i know that there are stupid people of all creeds

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      October 7, 2021 12:09 PM

      Someone please think of the digital cocks

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        October 7, 2021 1:14 PM

        I would be curious about how many humans are killed in a typical playthru of FC6 vs. Roosters...

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          October 7, 2021 1:14 PM

          Meant to be a reply to the root post. But it's the Shack, so who cares?

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          October 7, 2021 3:52 PM

          Well, I have data for you.

          While reviewing FC6, I participated in two cockfights. I won one and last the other. Both roosters survived both fights.

          However, I killed well over 1,000 people while reviewing the game. I stabbed them with a machete, dropped bombs on them, ran them over, shot them from head to toe, poisoned them, burned them, had my ROOSTER murder them...

          I did kill some roosters, but not during cockfighting. There was a terrifying rooster dungeon I had to go into to get some random thing to make my rooster better at cockfighting... or something.

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      October 7, 2021 1:11 PM

      What a bunch of dicks.

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      October 7, 2021 4:04 PM

      I haven't played the game, but don't you get to kill humans in this game? Is that ok? But cockfighting oh no! That's too much! we must draw the line there!

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      October 7, 2021 4:56 PM

      So what I am hearing is they are upset about virtual cocks?

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      October 7, 2021 7:59 PM

      Goat Simulator would like to have a word with PETA.

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      October 7, 2021 8:01 PM

      They care more about digital chickens than the thousands of digital people killed in those games!

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        October 7, 2021 8:31 PM

        I turned the cows and dogs off in Carmageddon and just ran over the people :)

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